Marino’s temples of desire, Hermès raises forecast, Luxe lift, Worth Revival, Louise Amstrup bags Visionary award

Peter Marino

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Conjuring Temples of Deep Desire (IHT)
“In the top 100 of fashion ‘influentials,’ Peter Marino is up there on page one, alongside creative geniuses and big brand managers. Yet… the American architect has not been publicly recognized for what he is: the impresario of 21st-century luxury.”

Hermès Raises 2010 Sales Growth, Operating Profit (Bloomberg)
“[Hermès] raised its 2010 revenue forecast after second-quarter sales increased faster than analysts had estimated, on demand in Asia.  Full-year revenue may grow as much as 12 percent… Second-quarter sales rose 27 percent.”

Luxury goods lifted by positive news (Reuters)
“Shares in European luxury goods firm rise… Bernstein Research says it expects upgrades across the luxury sector on the back of a stronger-than-expected recovery in the first half.”

Revival of Worth continues (Telegraph)
“Few names can claim a lineage as distinguished and enduring, as that of … Charles Frederick Worth, an Englishman, from Bourne, in Lincolnshire, who opened his maison in Paris in 1846 and is widely regarded as the ‘father of haute couture’.”

Louise Amstrup wins On|Off Visionary award (Telegraph)
“The Danish-born designer, Louise Amstrup, has been named the winner of the On|Off Visionary Award for spring/summer 2011. The London-based designer will launch her spring/summer 2011 collection at London Fashion Week in September.”